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Stanford University
  • Position Number: 2517854
  • Location: Stanford, CA
  • Position Type: Counseling

Dual Diagnosis Therapist
Vice Provost for Student Affairs, Stanford, California, United States

Schedule: Full-time
Job Code: 4600
Employee Status: Fixed-Term
Grade: H
Requisition ID: 90666

Unit: Counseling and Psychological Services

Position type: 2 year fixed-term

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS), part of Vaden Health Center at Stanford University, invites LCSW/LMFT/LPC applicants for the position of Dual Diagnosis Staff Therapist, specializing in the treatment of alcohol and other drugs. This role is a 12-month, full-time position, currently funded for 2 years with potential for renewal. CAPS is a college mental health clinic with a multi-disciplinary team of professionals who are dedicated to the pursuit of clinical excellence, organizational diversity, and social justice. Vaden Health Center is within the Division of Student Affairs, which advances student development and learning, fosters community engagement, and empowers students and staff to thrive.

This new position has been developed to serve students who are currently or have historically struggled with substance use, abuse and/or dependence through engagement with the larger Stanford community and direct, recovery-oriented clinical services. The Dual Diagnosis Therapist will balance student needs with outreach, training, and collaborative consultation with campus partners. Candidates for this position should have a demonstrated knowledge of the wide complexity and presentation of alcohol and substance use, as well as the ability to identify diverse resources and interventions. Candidates should have strong ability to engage students where they are at, an understanding of stages of change, and knowledge of current substance use trends and assessments.

The successful candidate will have a deep commitment to cultural humility and equity. They will be able to showcase a history of working across diverse identities (including but not limited to race, gender, sexuality, and ability status) and demonstrate their commitment to inclusivity. The candidate will have a working understanding of the strengths of diverse students as well as an awareness of the role that systems play in privileging certain groups of students while marginalizing others. Finally, the successful candidate will have the skills to provide culturally sensitive care.

In this role, you will:

Provide clinical care services, outreach programming, and staff/community training to address the Dual Diagnosis treatment needs of the Stanford student body; and to provide clinical care, on-call services, and outreach programming for other student needs as required.
  • Provide wide range of direct clinical services to meet the treatment needs of dually- diagnosed Stanford students, including:
    • Initial clinical assessments and individual brief therapy
    • Therapy groups and clinical workshops
    • Crisis response, evaluations, and interventions for students with urgent needs
    • Care management consultations, including assessment of need for higher levels of care and management of referrals to community providers when indicated
    • Documenting treatment, progress, and safety planning according to best practices.
  • Work with campus staff, administrators, and faculty for consultation and outreach needs including:
    • Consultation and direct support for urgent campus mental health needs or crises

    • Clinical and outreach services through participation in community programming, including providing psycho-educational workshops and outreach education

    • Liaison relationships with community centers and other campus entities

  • Engage with the collegiate recovery community and providing support to students living in substance free housing

  • Conduct training seminars for CAPS staff and trainees

  • Participate in CAPS and Vaden Health Center meetings and development activities

  • Complete special projects as assigned.

* - Other duties may also be assigned

To be successful in this role, you will bring:
  • Master's degree in social work or psychology or related field and two years post-degree experience.
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, or Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Licensed in the state of California
  • CAADE / CADTP / CCAPP registered desired, but not required
  • Clinical expertise with alcohol and drug assessment, treatment, harm reduction strategies and motivational interviewing
  • Expertise in evaluation, crisis intervention, therapy, and care management
  • Knowledge of trauma and its impact on substance use.
  • Ability to administer American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and utilize DSM criteria to identify substance use & dual-diagnosis issues.
  • Experience in determining the appropriate level of care and coordinating care systems
  • Experience working from a strengths-based, social rehabilitation model
  • Ability to develop outreach and psychoeducational programming on AOD issues
  • Proven ability to support diverse constituencies.
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written).

In addition, preferred requirements include:
  • Three or more years of post-licensure work history
  • Previous experience working in college counseling centers.
  • Counseling experience with diverse populations, including individuals identifying as minority gender, sexual orientation, race, and/or ethnicity.

Work Standards:
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

Why Stanford is for You

Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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